Mario Melvin Soto
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 174 lb.
Born: July 12, 1956 in Bani, Peravia, Dominican Republic
by the Signed Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1973.
( All Transactions) Debut: July 21, 1977 (Age 21)
vs. PIT 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 2 ER Team: Reds 1977-1988 Agents: Tom Reich [*] Final Game: June 16, 1988 (Age 31)
vs. HOU 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- January 2014
1/27 All-American Baseball Cards: Who are your favorite baseball players?: I get the strangest looks when I start naming my favorite baseball players. Of course, there are the big names, the ones that ... News -- December 2013
12/7 The Writer's Journey: Redsfest megapost!: My oldest son and I braved the winter storm to attend Redsfest Friday night, and loaded up on autographs! I was able to obtain ... News -- August 2013
8/22 The Writer's Journey: Fun Cards: 1981 Fleer Bruce Berenyi: The first round draft pick for the Cincinnati Reds in 1976 June Draft Secondary Phase was Bruce Berenyi from Northwest Missouri ... News -- July 2013
7/23 Blog Red Machine: Is Bronson Arroyo Evolving into a Giant Killer?: So if you stayed up late to watch the Reds take out the San Francisco Giants by the score of 11-0, you witnessed Bronson Arroyo ...
7/10 Radical Baseball: Nolan Ryan: did the changeup provide his late surge?: More on possible steroid use by Nolan Ryan. (August 31, 2010)
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4/29 Billy-Ball.com: Cingrani whiffs four in one: In a season in which strikeouts are the dominant story, we shouldn’t be surprised to find that Cincinnati rookie left-hander ...
4/10 Mets Merized: Magical & Mystical Mets Moment: Jesse and Roger in the Outfield: Championship seasons are invariably marked by certain games and plays that are later tabbed as “turning points” for posterity. ... News -- March 2013
3/8 Billy-Ball.com: Nine to Know: Get 100 on this quiz: There is no reason you shouldn’t get 100 on this quick quiz and that should make you feel great. Nine to Know How many ... News -- February 2013
2/21 The Writer's Journey: Fun Cards: 2013 Topps Mario Soto: Four times Mario Soto finished in the top ten voting for the Cy Young Award. In 1983, he came in second behind Philadelphia’s ...
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10/26 Blog Red Machine: Arroyo’s Days in Cincinnati Have Been ‘Steady’: I recall during this past season where Thom Brennaman referenced the career of Bronson Arroyo. He said it won’t be known ... News -- August 2012
8/13 The Writer's Journey: Small purchase from sportlots.com: Internet commerce sure has come a long way, hasn’t it? I’ve used eBay for years, but when it comes to trading cards ... News -- July 2012
7/18 MetsToday.com: Mets Game 91: Loss to Nationals: Nationals 4 Mets 3 So much for team meetings. Mets Game Notes Chris Young pitched fairly well; well enough to lose, unfortunately. ... News -- May 2012
5/24 60ft6in.com: F12 Top12 1980-1989: In the 1980s, there were some legendary pitching performances. The decade introduced us to “The Doctor” Dwight Gooden, and ... News -- April 2012
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3/23 High Heat Stats: All-time Wins leaders by team among single-franchise pitchers: Here are the franchise leaders for most wins by pitchers who pitched for only that franchise. Eat your heart out, Mets fans. Diamondbacks ...
3/22 High Heat Stats: All-time Wins leaders by team among single-franchise pitchers: Here are the franchise leaders for most wins by pitchers who pitched for only that franchise. Eat your heart out, Mets fans. Diamondbacks ... News -- February 2012
2/4 High Heat Stats: 100 wins and still with his original team: Thanks to offseason transactions, Justin Verlander is now the only active 100-game winner who is still with his original team. ... News -- January 2012
1/16 High Heat Stats: The 10 most under-appreciated players of the 1990s: #10 Jose Rijo: Just like with the 1980s countdown, here we feature a strikeout pitcher for the Reds whose career was shortened due to injury. ...
1/13 High Heat Stats: The 10 most under-appreciated players of the 1980s: #2 Dave Stieb: Dave Stieb was the best pitcher of the 1980s. Don't believe me? Well, that's why he's rated #2 on our countdown.Let's start by ...
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1/11 High Heat Stats: The 10 most under-appreciated players of the 1980s: #6 Mario Soto: Before I talk about Mario Soto specifically, I want to talk about the card featured in this post, 1983 Topps #351 Reds Team Leaders.I ... News -- December 2011
12/14 High Heat Stats: Fewest career wins for a pitcher who made at least 5 Opening Day starts since 1919: Since 1919 there have been 113 pitchers to start at least 5 Opening Day games. Those with the fewest career wins are: Rk ...
12/9 High Heat Stats: Baseball behemoths: rolling three-year WAR leaders (pitchers edition): Here are the pitchers with the highest total Wins Above Replacement for each 3-year period dating back to 1900. There are lots ... News -- November 2011
11/20 The Writer's Journey: I love the Redsfest, but…: You know there has to be a “but.” There’s always a “but.” I’ve attended the Redsfest the past ...
11/19 High Heat Stats: Trivia time: Who are these 10 pitchers?: Reader koma wrote in with this dandy of a trivia question. It's straightforward although will require a bit of work to figure ...
11/12 High Heat Stats: Charlie Lea (1956-2011): Former major-league pitcher Charlie Lea has died.Some interesting facts about his career:Lea was a mainstay in the Expos' rotation ... News -- August 2011
8/10 The Writer's Journey: Todd Frazier at the Reds Hall of Fame: The Cincinnati Reds have some of the best opportunities for fans to interact with the organization through the Reds Hall of Fame, ... News -- July 2011
7/19 B-R Blog: Longest Streaks With 6+ IP On The Road Since 1919: From Doc Halladay to Sloppy Thurston! Here is the leader board on this one - Rk Strk Start End Games W L GS CG SHO GF SV IP ... News -- May 2011
5/26 The Writer's Journey: OPC Group Break: Thoughts And Sox just recently hosted his first ever group break, and it was the first one I’ve ever particpated in…because ...
5/12 The Writer's Journey: Gypsy Queen – Mario Soto: In 1983, back when pitchers were pitchers, Mario Soto started and finished 18 games, all by himself. *I will not turn this into ... News -- April 2011
4/30 B-R Blog: All-Dominican Team: The Dominican Republic has given us many great ballplayers over the years, far more than you might expect from a nation of its ...
4/7 Mets360.com: 2011 Mets Week 1: What Have We Learned?: The 2011 season is underway and even only five games in, there are several story lines that bear monitoring from now through September ... News -- February 2011
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